February 27, 2017

Track & Field

Attention students that are interested in trying out for either the girls or boys Track & Field teams, there will be an informational meeting this Thursday, March 2nd, right after school in the cafeteria until 3:15pm. At the meeting, sign-ups will take place and all questions about Track & Field will be answered. Please have rides ready at that time.

February 22, 2017

Lady Mustangs Student/Faculty Game

Yesterday in the girls’ student-faculty game the Lady Mustangs basketball team defeated the women faculty in a very close game by the score of 41-36.

Ms. Wynus led the women faculty scoring 12pts followed by Mrs. Purtill with 8pts. Rookie Ms. Dehaan showed off her great ball handling skills on the court and scored 6pts. Another rookie, Ms. Clark, also showed some talent on defense with 5 steals and holding two of the Lady Mustangs top scorers, Hayleigh Lagase and Julianna Fazzino, to zero points in the game. Ms. Clark also contributed 4pts while Mrs. Carbone, Ms. Wolfrum and Ms. Esterheld each contributed 2pts. Ms. Hebert played an integral part on the faculty offense with 8 assists while Mrs. Funaro was very disruptive to the Lady Mustangs offense with her defensive skills.
The women faculty excelled in their defensive efforts and were within 2pts of the Lady Mustangs with about 2 minutes left in the game, with the score of 38-36. Caitlyn Hunt, who led all scorers for the Lady Mustangs with 12pts, put in a 3-point shot with 1 minute left in the game to seal the victory. Others that scored for the Lady Mustangs were Mia Mills scoring 8pts, followed by Maddyson Horobin 4pts, Dempsey Lajoie with 3pts, and Jayna Mackenzie, Jocelyn Petrillo, Amelia Mansfield, Jaime Koons, and Katie Webb each contributing 2pts Lauren Lindberg, Ryen Wolcheski, and Sydney Rossacci also played well in the game.

Congratulations to both the girls’ basketball team and the women faculty for playing such a great game!

February 21, 2017

German – American Exchange Program

Two years ago 15 German students and their teachers visited our Moran/Sheehan school communities. That initial visit has generated a lot of excitement and interest in the exchange program among Moran students. Last year 14 Wallingford students traveled to visit our exchange partners in Germany and had a wonderful experience.
Last week Mr. Fleischmann gave a brief presentation to all 8th graders and provided application forms to students who indicated interest in hosting a student from Germany this year.
The following information is for 8th grade parents whose child is interested in hosting a student visiting from Germany this May.

Planned arrival date is May 21st and departure is planned for June 4th
The visiting students will be staying at your home and attend school
There are several trips planned during their stay (New York, Boston etc.)
Early applications will be given preference
Students are not obligated to take German next year or to travel to Germany next year

We are looking for up to 15 host families at Moran. This will be an incredible opportunity for our students to make new friends and potentially travel to Germany in 2018.
If you are interested in becoming a host family and your child did not get an application please contact Mr. Andreson at Moran or Mr. Fleischmann at Sheehan.

February 15, 2017

Student-Faculty Game Results

Monday afternoon we hosted our annual boys student-faculty basketball game. This year, the faculty team was victorious once again with the final score of faculty 51 and students 39.

Though the faculty was at times out of breath, they proved themselves to be a vicious five man wolfpack and put out a fantastic performance. Mr. Robinson was the lead scorer with an outstanding 18 points. Mr. Almeida followed with 14 points and Mr. Sofiane scored 10. Mr. Devine and Mr. Bologna completed the rest of the points of this triumphant squad of teachers!

On the boys side, Joe Amarone was the lead scorer with 7 points. Anthony MarkAnthony followed with 6 points while Chris Murzak and Jack Swierczynski tallied 5 points. The rest of the team all contributed to what was a very well fought battle. The boys showed that they are a very talented group.

The crowd was loud and encouraging and it was another fun filled afternoon. Great job to all the faculty and students that participated.

Gooooo Mustangs!!!

February 6, 2017

Boy’s Basketball Results

The boy’s basketball team made it to the 2nd round of the Woodrow Wilson tournament losing to Porter. The Moran boys were one of the most watched teams, gaining support from fans in the stand – scoring over 50 in all games. The boys put on a great showcase of teamwork and grit. 8th graders Jack McDonnell, Garrett Harrison, Joe Amarone, Jack Swierczynski, and Chris Murzak played their hearts out, leaving everything they have on the floor.

February 3, 2017

Girl’s Basketball Results

Yesterday the Lady Mustangs remained undefeated as they ended their season beating cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold in a very tight battle. The score of the game was Moran 49 and Dag 42.

Moran’s offense was led by co-captains Hayleigh Lagase and Julianna Fazzino. Hayleigh Lagase registered a double/double scoring 11pts and 10 rebounds while Julianna Fazzino led all scorers with 15pts and contributed 5 assists. Caitlyn Hunt had an amazing game on offense and defense despite being in foul trouble early on in the game. Caitlyn Hunt recorded her 6th double/double of the season scoring 10pts and pulling down 12 rebounds. Jayna MacKenzie scored 6pts on two 3-point shots, one of which came right at the end of the first half putting Moran in the lead. Moran never looked back after that and remained in the lead the rest of the game. Others that contributed on offense were Mia Mills with 4pts and Sydney Rossacci 3pts.

On the defensive side of the court, the Lady Mustangs were outstanding as Hayleigh Lagase, Caitlyn Hunt, Mia Mills, Dempsey Lajoie, and Julianna Fazzino combined for a total of 40 rebounds.

The Lady Mustangs finished their regular season as the Central Connecticut Middle School League Champions with a record of 13 wins and 0 losses. The 8th graders on the team have an overall record of 34 wins and 1 loss over their last 3 years and have never lost at home.

The girls are entered in the Woodrow Wilson Invitational which starts this afternoon and continues through Saturday.


Girls JV Game Results
The girls’ JV basketball team ended their season on a positive note winning against cross-town rival Dag by the score of 12-2. Scoring for Moran was Jaime Koons with 4pts, Amelia Mansfield, Maddyson Horobin, Molly Smolenski, and Ryen Wolcheski each with 2pts. The JV team has a final record of 7 wins and 6 losses.
Congratulations on a good season.

February 3, 2017

Boy’s Basketball Results

The Mustangs Win, The Mustang Win, The Mustangs Win – The Boys Basketball Team defeated crosstown rival Dag 61 – 27; ending the regular season in a dominating fashion. The boys started the game with a 16 point run, going into the half up 15pts. The Mustangs pulled away in the 3rd period scoring 24 points. Despite Dag’s offensive efforts, the Mustang Boys played hard; showing overpowering intensity, enthusiasm, and passion for the game. The team was lead by our 8th-graders: Jack “Porzingis” Macdonnell 28pts, Garrett “JR Smith” Harrison 8pts, Joe “Joey Dimes” Amarone 19pts, Chris “John Wall” Murzak 12pts, and Jack “Swaggy Steve Kurr” Swierczynski 7pts. The boys combined for 7 steals and 12 blocks. The boys closed out their season with a record of 7 – 6.

The boys will be playing this weekend in the Woodrow Wilson Tournament, starting with their first game tonight. Go Mustangs!